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Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
of our torn-up shoreline. thanks. >>> president obama made an interesting choice for interior secretary today, nominating sally jewel to replace the outgoing ken salazar. jewel is ceo of rei, the outdoor outfitter. she hasn't worked in government but was a chemical engineer for mobile and a banker in her earlier career. she'll oversee half a million federal acres. the president said she once took a month-long hike in the mountains of antarctica. the president confessed as a native hawaiian, given the cold, it's something that would never occur to him. >>> the outgoing defense secretary said to students in a speech to georgetown, today, leon panetta warned of huge budget cuts looming for the pentagon if congress doesn't act. and he had some choice words for both sides blaming each for to reach an agreement to avoid cuts to our military. also generally what's happened lately to washington. >> thank you very much. this is not a game. this is reality. these steps would seriously damage a fragile american economy, and they would degrade our ability to respond to crisis, precisely at a time o
NBC
Feb 3, 2013 6:00am PST
further notice. left senator. >> gabe gutierrez, thanks. >>> president obama heads to minneapolis tomorrow to promote his plan to battle gun violence. it's a photo of him firing a shotgun that is getting all the attention this morning. peter alexander is at the white house with more. good morning. >> good morning. tomorrow marks the first time the president is going on the run road to push for stiffer gun laws. there was a detour in the debate when the president insisted that all the time he shoots skeet at camp david. these were his words. all the time. his critics were skeptical. and the white house on saturday quickly pushed back trying to put the argument to rest. the white house wanted to silence the skeptics. instead the release of this photo, the president firing a shotgun on the range of camp david on his 51st birthday last summer unleashed a new round of attack from his staunchest critics. nra telling nbc news unone picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and every gun control scheme imaginable. the controversy first exploded last week when the new republic m
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am PST
head through thursday and friday of next week. back to you, jon and laura. >> thanks so much. 4:48. president obama's nominee to head the cia will be in the hot seat later this morning. that's when john brennan will go before a senate panel confirmation hearing. brennan is being tasked to defend the obama administration's use of unmanned drones to kill terror suspects. he helped run the drone program. >> we have a high confidence that they are being done for the right reasons in the right way. >> what qualifies as an imminent threat that would warn taking a life without any kind of proceeding or any kind of review by anyone else? >> brennan is expected to face questioning on his role in the controversial terrorist interrogations used by the bush administration. >>> we're happy to report things are back to normal this morning for a san francisco tourist attraction after grinding to a scary halt yesterday. a spokesperson from san francisco municipal transportation agency says a bolt stuck right in the tracks appears to have caused a cable car accident that injured a total of ten p
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
? >> andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom tonight, thanks. >>> as andrea pointed out, it was our own michael isikoff's exclusive reporting that revealed the obama administration's ground rules governing its use of drones. place the topic in conversation, michael was in that hearing today and is with us from capitol hill tonight. the question, mike, how much more did we learn about the president's drone policy? >> reporter: brian, if anybody felt we were going to learn more about targeted killings and drones today, they were disappointed in some respects. brennan said less today than he has already acknowledged in public speeches. i was listening very closely. the whole hearing. the word "drones" never left his lips. the big questions raised by that white paper are what are the standards upon which americans who are suspected of being al qaeda leaders can be targeted for killings. what constitutes an imminent threat? who gets to decide whether the secret intelligence is sound enough and whether there is any review. presumably, the memo that president obama let senators read this morning would
NBC
Feb 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
and highways. live in sunnyvale, nbc bay area news. >> thanks very much. it is no secret chicken wings are a sports party must have. even president obama had his bings in the west wing today. the busiest day of the year for finger food establishments. wing stop pittsburgh estimates they'll go through 30 boxes of fresh chicken. that's about 1,200 pounds. they stopped taking online orders earlier this week and were completely sold out for pregame pick-ups between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. >> we about triple our business on a day like today. all the 49er championship games have been extraordinarily busy for us and this will be another one. probably even busier. >> it was some concern there might be a shortage of chicken wings due to last year's drought. that's because it drives up the cost of food for the chickens. it is not true americans will consume more than a billion wings this weekend. >> all right. the super bowl is typically the most watched television event of the year and it turns out many people use that as an excuse to get a new tv. the past several years, tv sales spiked before the
NBC
Feb 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
. as for that challenge by congressman blackburn one white house official tells me president obama would probably lose that competition, noting skeet shooting is not something he's done his entire life. lester? >> all right. kristen, thank you. >>> in alabama tonight a man with a gun continues to hold a little boy hostage in an underground bunker after allegedly shooting to death the driver of the school bus the boy was on four days ago. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in midland city, alabama, with that story. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: lester, so far this standoff has lasted more than 97 hours and there's no end in sight. just up the road behind me police say the suspect has a heater, blankets, and plenty of supplies in that bunker. the delicate and tense standoff has police here in southeastern alabama on edge. s.w.a.t. teams and hostage negotiators focused on an underground bunker, where police say jimmy lee dykes has held a 5-year-old boy for more than four days. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: police are choosing words carefully as they talk with him through a ven
NBC
Feb 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
busy day at the state department. thanks. >>> it's that time of year. energy secretary steven chu announced his departure today. that now makes eight cabinet departures for the second obama term, while six are staying so far. we also learn mark sullivan, the director of the u.s. secret service is retiring after 30 years with the agency. his tenure, of course, included the prostitution scandal among those agents posted in colombia. >>> the white house moved today to compromise with religious leaders in the battle over contraceptive insurance coverage, part of the president's health care reform law. the new plan would allow employers opposed to contraceptives, such as catholic hospitals and colleges, to have employees get the coverage through separate, individual insurance policies, not connected to the workplace. >>> a man who was once one of the most powerful figures in the u.s. catholic church has been publicly rebuked, reprimanded and humiliated over his handling of hundreds of past abuse cases in the archdiocese of los angeles. cardinal roger mahoney has been rebuked by an arch
NBC
Feb 4, 2013 11:00am PST
a ride on the silver and black. thanks a lot, christine, we'll check back. >>> still ahead at 11:00, as president obama prepares to wage war over gun control arc new photo of him pops up that has gun lobbyists in arms. >>> from the president's inauguration to the super bowl half time show to the bay area, it seems beyonce knows the way to san jose. we'll explain. >>> a video game ends up having some very spooky predictions about last night's super bowl. we'll take a look ahead in business news. >>> president obama making his very first trip out of washington aimed specifically at pushing for more gun law, but it's a picture of the president with a gun in hand that has a lot of people talking this morning. tracy pots is on capitol hill this morning. she has the latest. >> reporter: as president obama pitches his gun control plan in minnesota today, more reaction to this white house photo of the president skeet shooting at camp david. critics say he's pandering to second amendment conservatives while pushing for a ban on assault weapons. that seems to have no chance on capitol hill
NBC
Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
especially during this time of year. chinese new year is next weekend. jessica? >>> thank you very much, janel. still ahead at 6:00, trying to quell contraception concerns. what the obama administration is promising to do. >> guess who is in town. recognize him and her? al roker with a little star power. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. great to see christina out there with al. you can see temperatures for saturday. they're going to be cooling off. cloud cover increasing for those interior valleys. if you're planning a barbecue here in the bay on sunday for the super bowl, here is that barbecue forecast. temperatures that are going to be cooling off into the upper 50s with a little bit of cloud cover. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. we know you look around for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week. right now best foods mayonnaise is just $2.77. so pile it on. pizza is served. digiorno pizza is just $3.88. and here's a treat. dreye
NBC
Feb 3, 2013 11:10pm PST
of the week. >> that sprinkling around here maybe. >> and that big chill. >> thanks a lot. >>> for many, chicken wings are a must have at super bowl parties, they're the essential football finger foods. >> even president obama likes his wings. he said he had wings waiting for him in the west wing. after his pre-game interview. and it is the busiest day of the year for many restaurants. owner of the the wing stop in pittsburgh predicted he would go through 1200 pounds of chicken today. they stopped accepting online orders earlier this week and were completely sold out for pre-game pick-up between 1:00 and 3:00 this afternoon. >> about triple our typical business on a day like today. all the 49er championship games have been extraordinary for us and this is going to be another one. probably even busier. >> there was some concern there might be a shortage of chicken wings due to last year's drought. because of the higher feed costs, fewer chickens would be raised and that would mean fewer wings. not so. >> no. >> americans were expected to consume more than 1 billion wings this weekend. >>
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
obama. brennan told the senate intelligence committee he's been told by his lawyer he's only a witness in those probes. >> michael isikoff, thank you. ron widen is a member of the intelligence committee and has pressed the white house for more information on its drone policy. senator, thank you for being with us. first yes, are you satisfied after saying the president was practicing secret law and stone calling, are you satisfied these memos are being released to some members of congress? >> this is an encouraging first step. and especially because it comes at a time when the lines have blurred between the military and the intelligence field and it's going to be so important to do robust congressional oversight in order on protect both our security and our liberty. also i'll make sure it leads to an expanded public right to know. >> let me ask you about the nomination of john brennan. you hinted you would pull out all the stops. does that mean you intend to block his nomination? shall. >> first of all, i never announced my position until we had a confirmation hearing. i did believe wha
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